Planning & Development

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of five members who hear and decide appeals for: alleged error by Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of the Official Zoning Ordinance; variance from the Official Zoning Ordinance and; any other matter where a decision may be specifically required by provision of the Official Zoning Ordinance. Members are appointed by the City Council and authorized by the City of Seneca, Official Zoning Ordinance, Section 900.

Application & Meeting Schedule

Zoning Board of Appeals meetings occur on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 221 E. North First Street. The deadline for applications is 12:00 PM on the dates listed below. Please note meetings are subject to change and may be cancelled if there is no official business to conduct. All meetings are open to the public.

Application Deadline (12PM EST) Meeting Date (6PM EST)
Friday, December 30, 2022 Thursday, January 19, 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023 Thursday, April 20, 2023
Thursday, April 27, 2023 Thursday, May 18, 2023
Thursday, May 25, 2023 Thursday, June 15, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023 Thursday, July 20, 2023
Thursday, July 27, 2023 Thursday, August 17, 2023
Thursday, August 31, 2023 Thursday, September 21, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023 Thursday, October 19, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Thursday, November 16, 2023
Thursday, November 30, 2023 Thursday, December 21, 2023

Board Members

Seat Member Term Expiration
1 Marvin Gray (Chairperson) 2024
2 Tammy Garland 2024
3 Dr. Ronald Moore 2024
4 Allen Hart 2024
5 John Voss 2024

Note To Applicant(s): Please refrain from contacting any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in matters related to your application. Any communication outside the public hearing, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, phone calls, written correspondence, e-mails, instant messaging, and the next level of technology that presents itself with any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals is considered an "ex parte communication." An "ex parte communication" occurs when an interested party in the matter to be decided (or representative) and a quasi-judicial decision-maker discuss, outside the formal hearing process, the substance of the matter to be decided. If this were to occur the decision-maker is disqualified (must be recused) from voting on the matter. Outside communications also create an appearance of impropriety and serves to undercut public confidence in the integrity of the process.

Meeting Documents

Zoning Board of Appeals

2023 2022 Archive


location Location:
221 E North 1st St.
Seneca, SC 29678
hours Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM


Ed Halbig
Zoning Administrator:
Tracy Chapman
Code Enforcement:
Angie Moss
Transit Assistant:
Barbara Dyar
Building Official/Fire Marshal:
Ronald Butts
Administrative Assistant:
Heather Strother


phone Phone:
mailing-address Mailing:
P.O. Box 4773
Seneca, SC 29679

Contact Info

221 E North 1st St. Seneca, SC 29678

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